AceShowbiz - Ten-time Grammy winner Bob Dylan will be honored as the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on February 6, 2015. The event will take place ahead of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which is set to air live from the Staples Center on February 8.
Performers at the tribute concert include Beck, The Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Norah Jones, Tom Jones, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Neil Young, and John Doe. More musical guests will be announced shortly.
"In celebrating the 25th anniversary of our MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, it is most fitting that we are honoring Bob Dylan, whose body of creative work has contributed to America's culture, as well as that of the entire world, in genuinely deep and lasting ways," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy.
"Bob Dylan's songwriting ability is unmatched, and it will be an extraordinary evening to hear his work showcased by such a remarkable group of artists," said Bill Silva, Chair of the MusiCares Foundation Board.
Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert will provide essential support for MusiCares, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need.